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30th July, 2016 - 8:12 am
europe digital agenda

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The United Kingdom is already building a legally binding Universal Service Obligation (USO) for 10Mbps broadband speeds and a new leak of future EU telecoms proposals appears to confirm that the European Commission are planning to do something similar.

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30th July, 2016 - 1:03 am
old_bt_street_cabinet

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Openreach (BT) has informed ISPs of their intention to stop deploying Broadband Enabling Technology (BET) to additional exchanges. The service could be used to extend the reach of a 1-2Mbps DSL line up to around 10km from a local telephone exchange, provided you had very deep pockets.

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29th July, 2016 - 3:32 pm
kc_phone_socket

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The incumbent telecoms and broadband operator for Hull and parts of East Yorkshire in England, KCOM, has hailed a new report that claims they have a “substantial impact” upon the local area by generating 1,600 Full-Time Equivalent jobs and delivering a £187m economic boost.

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29th July, 2016 - 11:08 am
broadband isp switching uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 7 Comments

One of the problems with the current process of switching between communications providers is that it doesn’t always work properly for bundles (i.e. Broadband, Phone and TV and Mobile) or between different networks (e.g. Openreach to Virgin Media), but now Ofcom intend to change that.

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29th July, 2016 - 7:57 am
virgin_media_cable_street_works_botched_installation

Author: Mark Jackson | 8 Comments

Installing new fibre optic broadband cables is an important, but often disruptive, element of street works and sometimes it creates problems. Take Virgin Media for example, whose engineers managed for a short period to all but encircle one family home in Bolton (Greater Manchester, England).

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28th July, 2016 - 3:45 pm
City of london square mile united kingdom

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

The City of London Corporation has successfully agreed a new standardised wayleave template with local developers, landlords, ISPs, property managers, government, legal firms and key trade associations that should make it easier, quicker and cheaper to roll-out superfast broadband to buildings.

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28th July, 2016 - 1:40 pm
plusnet uk

Author: Keith Oddy | 2 Comments

UK ISP Plusnet has started offering their top ‘up to’ 76Mbps FTTCUnlimited Fibre Extra” broadband service at £5 per month for the first six months (£19.99 thereafter). On top of that their standard ‘up to’ 17Mbps product is now free for the first 12 months and includes £50 Cashback.

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28th July, 2016 - 9:56 am
postoffice uk broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Once again the Post Office has announced a series of annual price hikes for their broadband and phone services, which will be introduced from 5th September 2016 (the last increase was on the 9th November 2015, so it’s now two hikes within a single year).

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28th July, 2016 - 8:30 am
sky broadband uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Sky has today published their latest Q2 2016 (calendar) results, which reveals that they added +24,000 new Sky Broadband subscribers in the UK and Ireland during the quarter to total 5.964 million (sharply down from +46K in Q1 and +144K in Q4 2015). But the operator still has a lot to celebrate.

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28th July, 2016 - 7:57 am
bt_building_logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 24 Comments

BT has published their latest quarterly results (calendar Q2 2016), which saw their total base of retail broadband customers top 9,117,000 (up by +76K in Q2 vs 1.045m in Q1) and 4,257,000 of those make use of their FTTC/P based Infinity superfast broadband service (up by +181K vs +214k in Q1).

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28th July, 2016 - 2:46 am
superfast_north_yorkshire

Author: Keith Oddy | 0 Comments

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England, which is working with Openreach (BT) to make superfast broadband (30Mbps+) services available to around 91% of local premises by June 2017, has put forward a revised Phase 3 roll-out plan that could extend local coverage to nearly 96% by mid-2019.

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28th July, 2016 - 1:04 am
zen_zyxel_vmg1312

Author: Mark Jackson | 18 Comments

UK ISP Zen Internet has surveyed more than 500 of their residential customers to discover how they rated the new ZyXEL VMG1312 router, which comes standard with Zen’s broadband services. Overall 70% rated the quality of the router as “good or excellent“, but WiFi performance could be better.

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27th July, 2016 - 2:36 pm
its_technology_group_2016

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

The ITS Technology Group, which earlier this year made their growing collection of UK “ultrafast fibre networks” available via wholesale, has now signed up 21 partners (15 in the last six months alone) and they expect to reach a total of 25 by the end of 2016.

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27th July, 2016 - 12:37 pm
guardians_gate_portsmouth_uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 29 Comments

The Guardians Gate Residents Association (GGRA), which represents new build homes on the ‘Guardians Gate’ development in Milton (Portsmouth), has said that it is “angry and frustrated” over the failure of Openreach (BT) and property developer Bellway to roll-out superfast broadband.

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